“We laugh, we cry, we are born, we die.
Who will riddle me the how and the why?” –Alfred Lord Tennyson
We talked a little about the “why” yesterday of the Unlimited and Unlimited Plus plan. Now I want to talk about the “how”.
With the Unlimited Plus membership plan, you get to sit down with a coach each month and plot out a personal training plan. This may include our normal Workout of the Day classes, as well as our specialty classes. It can also include classes at our partner gyms. Details of all of that are here.
Some typical examples of what we see in our normal personal training athletes are folks that are looking at building some combination of barbell strength, gymnastic skill, mobility or conditioning. So let’s take a look at a typical client’s list of weaknesses and goals and come up with a plan.
Jack is an average athlete that’s been training with us for about a year, but he continues to have issues with the olympic lifts. The reason for this is a combination of factors that include inexperience, technique issues, and mobility. So what we would do with Jack is first do a test and have him attempt a one rep max Snatch and Clean & Jerk. We would provide technique advice during his warmups and max attempts and do some mobility tests to determine what body parts were causing his mobility limitations. We would then lay out a plan for Jack for one month and then retest.
Let’s assume that on the technique and mobility issues Jack had an issue with pulling early on the snatch and clean, tight core and hips, and receiving the bar with locked out arms in both the snatch and jerk. Jack’s plan would look like this:
Tuesday: Open Gym
Wednesday: Open Gym
Thursday: Rest Day
Typical we would see significant improvement by just adding some volume in the basic barbell lifts and mobility addressing his individual issues. In one month, we’d almost definitely see improvement across all of Jack’s issues and we’d adjust the training plan to fit the results we were seeing.
[Originally posted Potomac CrossFit 150702]